Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, one of the most influential members in the United States Senate, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after a long battle with a brain tumor. He was 77 years old.
The Kennedy family issued a statement late Tuesday night on the legendary politician’s passing:
"We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him."
Ted Kennedy Dies At Age 77 – cbs13.com
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Serena and Venus Williams are getting a firsthand look at their favorite NFL team. The tennis-playing sisters paid a visit to the Miami Dolphins’ complex Tuesday as the latest celebrities to own a small stake in the franchise. Their deal, first reported last week, was confirmed at …
LUFKIN, Texas — Former Miami Dolphins defensive lineman T.J. Turner has died of complications from a stroke. He was 46. Turner’s death was confirmed by Tims Funeral Home in Lufkin. The Lufkin Daily News said he died Monday at a Bryan, Texas, hospital after a stroke last week …
When examining the future of women’s Mixed Martial Arts it is impossible to exclude Miesha Tate from the conversation. Barely a week removed from her 23rd birthday, she currently sports a record of 6-2 with both losses coming in less-than ideal situations. In addition to possessing the ability to both submit her foes and render them unconscious, the native of Tacoma, Washington also has the potential to break hearts along with jaws each time she enters the ring due to her more-than marketable look.
Tate recently sat down with FiveOuncesOfPain.com to discuss, amongst other things, her beginnings in Mixed Martial Arts, how she feels she’s evolved as a fighter, where she sees herself going in the sport, who she might like to step into the cage with, her opinion on five-minute rounds, and a hobby or two that could surprise fans who have her pegged as being little more than a girl who likes to beat people up.
The rest of the interview is at fiveouncesofpain.
Miesha Tate: ‘I’m stronger, faster, smarter and more dedicated with each passing day’ : Five Ounces of Pain
The Philadelphia Eagles and the National Football League are saying that Michael Vick(notes) hasn’t broken any rules by publicly consuming a vodka-and-pineapple juice in a hotel bar not far from the Philadelphia airport, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, but it remains unclear exactly what the rules about alcohol consumption are for Vick’s probation and NFL re-instatement.
Tony Dungy, who has been serving as Vick’s mentor and mouthpiece of sorts, said that Vick shouldn’t be doing such things. And the court document that gives Vick’s provisions for probation is muddy at best when it comes to the issue.
Maybe Vick might want to lay off any alcohol for a little bit. At least till after he supposedly gets a few reps in the Eagles game on Thursday night.
Alcohol rules unclear for Michael Vick – Sports Rumors – NFL – Yahoo! Sports
About 50 people have asked Dave Bailey when the green Michael Vick jerseys are arriving.
Not yet, he says. Soon.
But don’t expect Bailey to buy one.
"I think (Eagles great) Ron Jaworski deserves number seven for himself, and I think Michael Vick should wear something else," said Bailey, an employee of BC Sports in Atlantic County’s Hamilton Mall. "Seven should be reserved for someone who earned it."
The Philadelphia Eagles’ most divisive National Football League off-season signing has area stores rushing to stock the shelves. Some people despise Vick for bankrolling a dog fighting ring, an offense that landed him a two-year prison sentence.
Others love Vick because of his play-making ability. Before legal troubles caught up to him, Vick was one of the most exciting players in the league.
Both of those sentiments have driven interest in Vick merchandise. Champs Sports in Vineland is offering replica jerseys in black, green and white.
Managers say they’re selling one or two of the jerseys each day, with more people waiting to buy higher-quality stitched jerseys when they become available.
Steve Colbert of Egg Harbor Township visited Forman Mills, a clothing factory store, last week to sift through racks of Vick jerseys.
"I think it’s great," Colbert said. "There are guys that have done a lot worse in the NFL and you can still buy their jersey."
Besides Vick, Bailey has also received a lot of questions about another quarterback who signed a contract with an NFL team recently – Brett Favre. Favre, 39, joined the Minnesota Vikings last week.
Minutes later, customers started wondering when they might see number four in purple and white.
"I don’t even think he put the pen down from signing his contract, and we had customers asking if we had any Favre jerseys," Bailey said.
Not yet. Soon.
Michael Vick jerseys in demand at area stores – pressofAtlanticCity.com : Latest News
This is what I am talking about, I believe more and more that Erin Toughill should get the next shot….
Widely recognized as one of the most talented and dominant female fighters in the fight game, Erin Toughill is on a mission to bring home the Strikeforce 145 pound female crown, and establish herself as the premier athlete in her division in the process
Erin Toughill: ‘I’m too big, too experienced, too technical, and I hit too hard for Cyborg’ : Five Ounces of Pain